Carver and Chekhov

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Re: Carver and Chekhov

Postby paul » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:18 pm

NeonMosfet wrote:Sounds interseting


And inter-setting! :wink:
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Re: Carver and Chekhov

Postby Moderator » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:09 am

I've always rather enjoyed Douglas Adams' proof demonstrating there is no intelligent life in the universe.
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Re: Carver and Chekhov

Postby paul » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:35 pm

The Babel Fish passage was a seminal moment in my young life. That an author of a popular book would reach/stoop to that level, a level of intelligent, argumentative rhetoric, I think is what helped form me for the next ten years of my life.

' "Oh dear, says god, I hadn't thought of that." and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.'
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Re: Carver and Chekhov

Postby reddragon70 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:56 pm

Barber would this be the "Size of the universe... Infinite. Number of planets.... Finite. Any finite number divided by infinity is zero, or so near to zero as makes no odds. So anyone you may meet is in fact a figment of a deranged imagination."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Dmn87- ... re=related

From the TV series..... Just brilliant.


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